2009 Gaby, Canon Fronsac

SKU #1116096 91 points Wine Spectator

 A broad, fleshy, smoky style, with dark plum, currant paste, braised fig and baker's chocolate notes that hang on the muscular finish. A gutsy style, but should be tamed a bit by cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2021.  (3/ 2012)

Jancis Robinson

 Looks quite mature at the rim of a deep ruby. Very rich and bloody and meaty. Luscious.  (3/ 2012)

K&L Notes

This wine from Canon Fronsac has a lovely nose of black fruits and toasty oak and tastes great! Full and rich on the palate, with excellent acidity. Tannins are supple already, but this will age well for quite a few years. A bargain.-Clyde Beffa

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/4/2012  | Send Email
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This harvest is yielding some rather impressive, unheard off Chateaux that are obviously drinkable near-term wines because of who they are and where they are located. In my 41+ years that I have been in this industry, I have never seen this chateau in this country before, but the wonderful quality of this wine is a great introduction to us for this chateau. Deep ruby in color, this puppy throws rich, savory smells of cassis, caramel, mocha, and a jamy ton at you in the nose. In the mouth, it is rich, lush, deeply flavored, fairly intense, well balanced, and well- integrated. The overall character of this Gem is soft and round, with a long, warm finish making it drinkable now, although it will improve and evolve a bit more over the next few years. Rusty has informed me that this Gem will be one of our house reds for the month. 14.5% ABV
Drink from 2013 to 2015

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/27/2012  | Send Email
With such a great vintage everyone seemingly has produced a rich heady wine. Dark chocolate, plum and spice comes through on the nose with a rich ripe palate filled with concentrated fruit with supple tannins and a surprising lift on the finish from the acidity. Great value!

 By: Elaine Travels |  Review Date: 12/22/2012 
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Beautiful tobacco and leather nose, great depth and fine finish.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

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